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England Women Fall To Defeat In Third ODI

Australia Women are within two points of retaining the Women’s Ashes after a comprehensive victory over England in the third Royal London Women’s ODI at Canterbury. Set 270 to win England’s top order had absolutely no answer for Ellyse Perry (7-22) and were eventually dismissed for 75. The win means Australia are 6-0 up in the

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Second ODI England v Australia – Jinx?

If the first ODI was bitterly disappointing, the second failed to improve matters. First, the news that Sarah Taylor would be a non-starter with an ankle injury. At least England can boast a classy replacement with the gloves in Amy Jones. Danni Wyatt was reinstated in the team. The batting once more flattered to deceive;

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Australia Women Win Tense Ashes Opener

Australia Women won the first match of the Women’s Ashes, getting home by two wickets in a low-scoring affair. England rallied hard with the ball to really get Australian hearts fluttering but their below-par total of 177 wasn’t quite enough, despite a nervy finish. They were indebted to Nat Sciver (64) and some lower-order resistance

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Smriti set to take the KSL by Storm again

Western Storm are delighted to be able to announce that Smriti Mandhana will be returning for the 2019 KIA Super League. The 22-year-old made a huge impact for Western Storm last year and played a major role in the team making it to Finals Day for the third consecutive season. Smriti is currently ranked as

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The Ashes get under way

As England embark on another Ashes adventure, the selectors have opted heavily for experience. In a squad of 14, there was little room left for sentiment, youthful aspiration or chance-taking. Only one player who appeared in the England A team this week, Fran Wilson, has found favour. England’s Ashes Squad with appearances: T    ODI  

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#HeathersPride winners train with England team

On Saturday 29 June, eleven young competition winners enjoyed a once-in-a-lifetime training session with the England Women’s team ahead of the Ashes at England and Wales Cricket Board’s (ECB) National Cricket Performance Centre in Loughborough University. The girls, aged 7-11, won the unique opportunity to train with the team after entering the #HeathersPride competition, launched

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England beat Australia A in Ashes warm up

England versus Australia A – Putting them in their place For the second game in the series, the tables were turned: a full England XI fronted up against an Australian ‘A’ XIV. The result, a decisive win by 81 runs, reveals that the Aussie gap in ability between their first and second choices is just

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England Women Pick Squad For Opening Ashes ODI

England Women have announced their squad for the first Royal London Women’s ODI. A squad of 14 has been named, with the England Women’s Academy playing against Australia A throughout the ODI series providing the option for additional back-up. England Women’s Squad Heather Knight (Berkshire, captain) Tammy Beaumont (Kent) Katherine Brunt (Yorkshire) Kate Cross (Lancashire) Sophie

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Looking forward to the Ashes

The three T20 matches against the West Indies came to a predictably soggy end at Derby. Not a ball was bowled. That left just the one game at Northampton completed. The series served to demonstrate the gulf set between the two sides. The West Indies are the only elite ICC member to represent a whole

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